Head of Employment (UK), DWF
Helga has specialised in employment law for more than 30 years. She has particular expertise in advising on complex cross border and domestic HR projects (including redundancy and change programmes); regulatory investigations and inquiries; disputes and litigation; mergers and acquisitions; business transfers and outsourcing; boardroom disputes; and executive compensation and employee benefits. Helga advises clients across all sectors. Helga was the lead adviser on a number of high profile business start-ups and restructurings, all of which involved legal and commercial advice on a wide range of complex issues including TUPE and other means of transferring people from one employer to another, collective redundancies, harmonising terms and conditions, pensions and employee benefits, employment relations and collective consultation with TUs and employee representatives.
Helga has strong credentials in conducting internal and external inquiries, investigations and compliance audits and has acted as an independent expert in both the private and public sector. Helga led the high profile investigation on behalf of the British Bankers’ Association (now part of UK Finance) into the alleged manipulation of Libor by a number of major banks. She has undertaken several major investigations for a national body in the health service including a 12 week inquiry into a security breach in the context of a long running and high profile industrial disputes.